Asian-Americans http://wlrn.org en WLRN's Five Most Popular Stories Feb. 3-7 http://wlrn.org/post/wlrns-five-most-popular-stories-feb-3-7 <p>From the stories you've been reading on WLRN this week, one could weave the following fictional story:</p><p>On the day formerly known as Chinese New Year, Cuban hackers got into the city's traffic-light system and were able to rush onto I-95. Once there, they sped to Wynwood only to find that the neighborhood has lost all its appeal. So they decided it was best to head to a place that was truly dead: the ancient Tequesta village downtown.</p><p>Read on to see what the top-five stories are.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 01:16:17 +0000 Diego Saldaña-Rojas 27716 at http://wlrn.org WLRN's Five Most Popular Stories Feb. 3-7 Dear Miami, Take The 'Chinese' Out Of 'Chinese New Year' http://wlrn.org/post/dear-miami-take-chinese-out-chinese-new-year <p></p><p></p><p> <title></title> </p><p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Editor's Note: This is a community contributor post. &nbsp;The views expressed here are those of the author and not WLRN or WLRN-Miami Herald News.</em></p><p>Happy New Year!</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 01:15:27 +0000 Ly Nguyen 27444 at http://wlrn.org Dear Miami, Take The 'Chinese' Out Of 'Chinese New Year' Despite All The Latin Flare, Asian Food Thrives In Miami http://wlrn.org/post/despite-all-latin-flare-asian-food-thrives-miami <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Although </span><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/what-lack-asian-americans-says-about-miami" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">less than 2 percent of Miami-Dade County's population is Asian-American</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Danielle Chang, founder of the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.luckyrice.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Lucky Rice Festival</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, decided her party had enough appeal last year to come back to Miami Beach for a second round.</span></p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 12:53:37 +0000 Trina Sargalski 23469 at http://wlrn.org Despite All The Latin Flare, Asian Food Thrives In Miami Why The End May Be Near For The Fashion District Koreans Built In Miami http://wlrn.org/post/why-end-may-be-near-fashion-district-koreans-built-miami <p>For five blocks along Interstate 95 on the western edge of Miami&#39;s&nbsp;Wynwood neighborhood, you can buy women&#39;s clothing, jewelry and handbags in practically every store.</p><p>Not everybody knows about Miami&#39;s &quot;Fashion District.&quot; But 20 years ago, it existed almost exactly the same as it does today in the mind&#39;s eye of Korean entrepreneurs.</p><p>Woo Ho Lee walked the block on a recent weekday afternoon, pointing out landmarks and remembering one of his mentors, Mr. Park.</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Katia Savchuk 21825 at http://wlrn.org Why The End May Be Near For The Fashion District Koreans Built In Miami Some Of My Best Friends Aren't Black Or Brown Or Asian... http://wlrn.org/post/some-my-best-friends-arent-black-or-brown-or-asian Let's coin a new stereotype right here: <em>Latinos are mad friendly.</em><p>Ninety percent of Latinos said that they are friends with people of a different race, <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/08/us-usa-poll-race-idUSBRE97704320130808">according to new poll from Reuters and Ipsos</a>, making them much more likely than the rest of America to reach across racial lines to make friends.<p><em>'Nine out of 10 Latinos can say, some of my best friends are not-Latino,'</em> my Code Switch teammate Hansi Lo Wang reported recently for NPR's Newscast unit.<p>Only about a quarter of the Tue, 13 Aug 2013 15:27:32 +0000 Gene Demby 18958 at http://wlrn.org Some Of My Best Friends Aren't Black Or Brown Or Asian... Author Mandy Baca Traces Miami's Sizzling History Through Food http://wlrn.org/post/author-mandy-baca-traces-miamis-sizzling-history-through-food <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In Miami, everything has to do with migration, especially our food. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Trina Sargalski 17287 at http://wlrn.org Author Mandy Baca Traces Miami's Sizzling History Through Food Being Asian In South Florida Means Disbelief, Stares, And Latin Confusion http://wlrn.org/post/being-asian-south-florida-means-disbelief-stares-and-latin-confusion <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If I were to write a personal ad, it would go something like this: short male, black hair, brown eyes, caramel-colored skin. Then I would probably go on at length about my sculpted body and model looks. You’re thinking Latin male, right? What if I added slightly oval eyes, like large almonds? What would you think then? Asian? In South Florida? No way. There are no Asians in South Florida.</span></p><p></p><p>Perhaps not many, but there are.</p><p></p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 15:24:40 +0000 Ly Nguyen 17268 at http://wlrn.org Being Asian In South Florida Means Disbelief, Stares, And Latin Confusion What The Lack Of Asian-Americans Says About Miami http://wlrn.org/post/what-lack-asian-americans-says-about-miami <p>“Miami is the face of America's future” is a refrain I’ve heard often.&nbsp; It seems a point of pride that Miami is leading the rest of the country in our racial diversity.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But this statement is only true if you disregard people like me, Asian-Americans.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. population is about six percent Asian-American. Chicago has a slightly higher share, and Boston and New York have about 10 percent and 14 percent, respectively.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 15:41:35 +0000 Elaine Chen 17227 at http://wlrn.org What The Lack Of Asian-Americans Says About Miami Law Of The Land In Florida Is A Source Of Irritation For Asians http://wlrn.org/post/law-land-florida-source-irritation-asians <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Here's a question we received from one of several hundred South Florida residents who attended a recent&nbsp;</span>WLRN<span style="line-height: 1.5;">/Miami Herald Town Hall that was held just prior to the current legislative session.</span></p><p>This one comes from friend-of-WLRN&nbsp;<a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wlrn/files/201304/PiyushAgrawal.JPG" target="_blank">Piyush Agrawal</a>, a scholar, educator, businessman and philanthropist who lives in Weston:</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 18:28:14 +0000 Rick Stone 12058 at http://wlrn.org Law Of The Land In Florida Is A Source Of Irritation For Asians